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incorporating twitter/facebook into e-mail signatures

how can I incorporate a link to a facebook and twitter account into an e-mail signature? I tried to copy the links that go where i want, but they do not show up properly even though they show the correct hyperlink.
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geriatricgeek
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
It should be a simple matter of typing the link into the Signature block.  Where does the link take you instead of what is typed?
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
nothing shows up in the e-mail after sending. the red boxes with x-es show up before sending.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Perhaps if you posted the code from the sig file in question we could better assist you...
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML xmlns:o = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"><HEAD><TITLE>Facebook Signature</TITLE>
<META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type>
<META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18928"></HEAD>
<BODY>
<DIV align=left>
<P class=MsoNormal align=left><FONT size=2 face=Arial><SPAN
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Follow me
Lighting:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal><FONT size=2 face=Arial><SPAN
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><A
title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts
href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts"><FONT
title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts
color=black><SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none"
title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts><IMG
id=_x0000_i1025
title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts border=0
src="outbind://1733-0000000061EF4C302D292C4E8B1CE15508AEE67207002EA705769274A24C9637C6686F0B53E4000000C14DEA00007972CCFDB60C114A8B0BD3860013FA1A00002FB35EFB0000/cid:image001.jpg@01CB3ACE.30958390"
width=34 height=34></SPAN></FONT></A><A title=http://twitter.com/companyname
href="http://twitter.com/companyname"><FONT
title=http://twitter.com/companyname color=black><SPAN
style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none"
title=http://twitter.com/companyname><IMG id=_x0000_i1026
title=http://twitter.com/companyname border=0
src="outbind://1733-0000000061EF4C302D292C4E8B1CE15508AEE67207002EA705769274A24C9637C6686F0B53E4000000C14DEA00007972CCFDB60C114A8B0BD3860013FA1A00002FB35EFB0000/cid:image002.jpg@01CB3ACE.30958390"
width=33 height=33></SPAN></FONT></A><A title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/
href="http://www.bimbeacon.com/"><FONT title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/
color=black><SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none"
title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/><IMG id=_x0000_i1027
title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/ border=0
src="outbind://1733-0000000061EF4C302D292C4E8B1CE15508AEE67207002EA705769274A24C9637C6686F0B53E4000000C14DEA00007972CCFDB60C114A8B0BD3860013FA1A00002FB35EFB0000/cid:image003.jpg@01CB3ACE.30958390"
width=34 height=34></SPAN></FONT></A></SPAN></FONT></P></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
What are you WANTING to be where the three broken images are?  Your basic issue is that your source is only valid on the computer on which the sig was made.  It needs to be a real world location.  From what I can see, you want to link to Visa Lighting on facebook, in your first broken image.  It links there, but are you wanting your profile badge or are you wanting a facebook logo there?  Same for your other two links.  Are you wanting Twitter and eBlogger logos or your profile badge, respectively?

BTW, I cleaned that up a little for you....

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML xmlns:o = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
	<HEAD>
		<TITLE>Facebook Signature</TITLE>
		<META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type>
		<META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18928">
	</HEAD>
	<BODY>
		<DIV align=left>
		<P class=MsoNormal align=left>
			<FONT size=2 face=Arial>
			<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Follow me Lighting:<o:p></o:p>
			</SPAN></FONT></P>
		<P class=MsoNormal><FONT size=2 face=Arial>
			<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">
				<A title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts">
					<FONT title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts color=black>
					<SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none" title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts>
					<IMG id=_x0000_i1025 title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/company-name/115260361196?ref=ts border=0 src="outbind://1733-0000000061EF4C302D292C4E8B1CE15508AEE67207002EA705769274A24C9637C6686F0B53E4000000C14DEA00007972CCFDB60C114A8B0BD3860013FA1A00002FB35EFB0000/cid:image001.jpg@01CB3ACE.30958390" width=34 height=34></SPAN></FONT></A>
				<A title=http://twitter.com/companyname href="http://twitter.com/companyname">
					<FONT title=http://twitter.com/companyname color=black>
					<SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none" title=http://twitter.com/companyname>
					<IMG id=_x0000_i1026 title=http://twitter.com/companyname border=0 src="outbind://1733-0000000061EF4C302D292C4E8B1CE15508AEE67207002EA705769274A24C9637C6686F0B53E4000000C14DEA00007972CCFDB60C114A8B0BD3860013FA1A00002FB35EFB0000/cid:image002.jpg@01CB3ACE.30958390" width=33 height=33></SPAN></FONT></A>
				<A title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/ href="http://www.bimbeacon.com/">
					<FONT title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/ color=black>
					<SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none" title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/>
					<IMG id=_x0000_i1027 title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/ border=0 src="outbind://1733-0000000061EF4C302D292C4E8B1CE15508AEE67207002EA705769274A24C9637C6686F0B53E4000000C14DEA00007972CCFDB60C114A8B0BD3860013FA1A00002FB35EFB0000/cid:image003.jpg@01CB3ACE.30958390" width=34 height=34></SPAN></FONT></A>
			</SPAN></FONT></P>
		</DIV>
	</BODY>
</HTML>

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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
thanks for cleaning up the code. the problem is, i can set up links to the facebook pages and twitter page, but the badges do not show. How can I get them to show in a signature for outlook? do I copy the code to each user? I don't have twitter accounts or facebook pages so I don't really know how they link.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
OK... Do you know if BIM Beacon has a facebook page?  If so, what is the link to it?  You have to create specific badges for specific social networking.  For example, for me to create a link to my personal facebook page and use my profile as an image, I would have to have somewhere:

<img src="http://badge.facebook.com/badge/SOME_FACEBOOK_GENERATED_NUMBER.png" width="XXX" height="XXX" style="border: 0px;" />

The links you provided are not valid, and because I don't know how your company shows up in facebook, I cannot help you get a valid link.  Same with Twitter (though the src would be different).

If you are willing to provide the actual facebook page and twitter page you are wanting in your code I can help, but if you cannot do that, I can only give general guidelines.

Justin
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
well dr, i am trying to remain anonymous while maintaining corporate security. meanwhile, the info does get pushed to the WWW for the world to see. here is the web page: http://www.visalighting.com/  At the top are the facebook, twitter and bim links. Ultimately, I would like to have the badges in an e-mail signature that will link to the links in the web page. I may have mentioned this before, but just to be clear.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
So, do you want a "facebook logo" badge or do you want the actual page badge used in facebook (white and blue triangle) to be there?
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
the facebook logo badge. same for twitter and bim.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
OK... On your main webpage, you have a facebook icon and twitter icon.  Because of how your page is written, I don't know the source of those image files.  You need to get that info, and then put it in the code below.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML xmlns:o = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
	<HEAD>
		<TITLE>Facebook Signature</TITLE>
		<META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type>
		<META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18928">
	</HEAD>
	<BODY>
		<DIV align=left>
		<P class=MsoNormal align=left>
			<FONT size=2 face=Arial>
			<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Follow me Lighting:<o:p></o:p>
			</SPAN></FONT></P>
		<P class=MsoNormal><FONT size=2 face=Arial>
			<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">
				<!-- Facebook Badge START -->
					<A title=http://www.facebook.com/pages/Visa-Lighting/115260361196 href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Visa-Lighting/115260361196">
						<IMG border=0 src="YOUR COMPLETE URL FOR YOUR FACEBOOK ICON HERE" width=34 height=34></SPAN></FONT></A>
				<!-- Facebook Badge END -->
				<!-- Twitter Badge START -->
					<A title=http://twitter.com/visalighting href="http://twitter.com/visalighting">
						<IMG border=0 src="YOUR COMPLETE URL FOR YOUR TWITTER ICON HERE" width=33 height=33></SPAN></FONT></A>
				<!-- Twitter Badge END -->
				<!-- Blog Badge START -->
				<A title=http://www.bimbeacon.com/ href="http://www.bimbeacon.com/">
					<IMG border=0 src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LERgOFX5b1U/S4LPrDUmRZI/AAAAAAAAAB0/IkUJySBCVko/S220/Bim.gif" width=34 height=34></SPAN></FONT></A>
				<!-- Blog Badge END -->
			</SPAN></FONT></P>
		</DIV>
	</BODY>
</HTML>

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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
thanks for all your help. i hope i can get it to work.
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